Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Compensation Fund Deadline for Victims of GM Defect Extended

In February 2014, General Motors (GM) began a program allowing the families of individuals who were killed or injured in automobile crashes (involving fatal ignition switch defects) to submit a…

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Helping New Yorkers stand up against police misconduct: Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about the protests taking place in New York and around the country. These protests were inspired, of course, by the deaths of…

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Helping New Yorkers stand up against police misconduct: Part I

As the holidays approach, many New Yorkers are taking to the streets. But they are not going out to buy Christmas presents or to look at the spectacular holiday displays.…

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NY leads the way in traffic safety laws, but also safety dangers

As one of America’s oldest and most vibrant cities, New York is known for setting trends. Unfortunately, not all of New York’s “firsts” are necessarily things to be proud of.…

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Calculating the costs of fatal motor vehicle accidents: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the costs of motor vehicle accidents on a state level as well as a national level. Data compiled by the Centers for…

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Calculating the costs of fatal motor vehicle accidents: Part I

A growing trend in America is to live a quantified life. Increasingly sophisticated technology is allowing many of us to measure the minutia of our daily lives in order to…

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Burned in the shower? Your landlord may be responsible.

Many of those living in New York City apartments know what it is like to be at the mercy of a landlord. A landlord may dictate everything from when the…

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